Born on this day!! Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 85. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 83. TV personality Joy Philbin is 81. Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 72. Blues musician Sonny Landreth is 71. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy (“Lost in Space”) is 68. Singer Exene Cervenka of X is 66. Actor Linus Roache (“Law and Order”) is 58. Actor Sherilyn Fenn (“Twin Peaks”) is 57. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 54. Comedian Pauly Shore is 54. Actor Brian Krause (“Charmed”) is 53. Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman is 53. Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 53. Actor Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” ″Six Feet Under”) is 51. Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 47. Musician Jason Isbell is 43. Singer Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT is 39. TV personality Lauren Conrad (“The Hills,” ″Laguna Beach”) is 36. Actor-singer Heather Morris (“Glee”) is 35. Singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1790 – The Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time, in New York City.
1862 – Julia Ward Howe’s poem “Battle Hymn of the Republic” was published in the Atlantic Monthly.
1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary A–Ant, was published.
1946 – A press conference announced the first electronic digital computer, ENIAC, was held at the University of Pennsylvania.
1960 – Four black college students began a series of sit-ins at a white-only lunch counter in Woolworth’s, Greensboro, N.C.
1968 – During the Vietnam War, a Viet Cong officer was executed with a pistol shot to the head by Saigon’s police chief and the image captured in a famous news photograph.
1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after 15 years of exile.
2003 – The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it tried to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere after a sixteen-day mission in space. All seven members of the crew were lost.
2004 – Janet Jackson’s famous “wardrobe malfunction” occurred at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
2009 – Johanna Sigurdardottir takes office as Iceland’s first female prime minister.
Today Is: African American Coaches Day, Candy-Making Day, Car Insurance Day, CBC Day, Change Your Password Day, Chinese New Year, Decorating With Candy Day, G.I. Joe Day, Hula in The Coola Day, International Brownie Camera Day, International Day of Black Women in The Arts, International Face & Body Art Day, Freedom Day, National Get Up Day, Robinson Crusoe Day, Spunky Old Broads Day, World Hijab Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – American Auto / 8:30 – Grand Crew / 9:00 – This Is Us / 10:00 – The Wall
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Blackish / 10:00 – Abbott Elementary / 10:30 – Blackish
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – The Real Dirty Dancing
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Lois / 9:00 – Naomi
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Liam Neeson, Jenny Slate, Joshua Ray Walker
Seth Meyers: David Letterman, Adam Duritz, Hayley Brownell
Watch What Happens Live: Teresa Giudice, Bob Harper
The Talk: Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Lisa Edelstein, Katie Chin
Ellen DeGeneres: Murray Bartlett
The Real: Trevor Jackson, guest co-host K. Michelle
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Wondering why people are so upset about INFLATION?? Your Super Bowl party is going to cost 14% MORE this year as costs rise!!!!
QUESTION: This FLORIDA MAN had ROAD RAGE.. so he pulled out a gun and SHOT UP HIS OWN CAR!! (He was arrested.. and no one was hurt!!!!!!!)
QUESTION: What would YOU do if you found out your engagement ring was originally meant for your fiance’s EX??? She went online for opinions!!!
QUESTION: How long SHOULD you breastfeed a child?? She says she’ll do it until the kid is six, which of course attracted a whole lot of OUTRAGE!!!!
QUESTION: Do YOU know what this means?? Justin Bieber just bought an NFT called “Bored Ape” for $1.29 MILLION… in cryptocurrency!!!! Huh?
Rihanna is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky. She showed off her baby bump during an outing with A$AP Rocky in Harlem, N.Y., the neighborhood where A$AP Rocky grew up, People said. Rihanna wore jeans and a long pink coat that was unbuttoned to show her belly. She also sported a gold cross necklace that rested on her bump. They were spotted at Carbone restaurant in New York earlier last month. “Rihanna was quite clearly drinking sparkling water and openly rubbing her baby bump,” a source said. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were first linked in early 2020. A$AP Rocky called Rihanna the “love of my life” in an interview in the June-July 2021 issue of GQ.
*****Here’s looking up your umbrella!!!
*******Why can’t she use a surrogate, like a normal superstar???
Spotify has responded to the controversy over host Joe Rogan by saying that it will flag programs that discuss COVID-19 vaccines with content warnings, which will take listeners to a fact-based COVID-19 hub of information. The response came after musician Neil Young and others removed their music from Spotify over its decision to stick with Rogan, who’s accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on his program The Joe Rogan Experience — which is exclusive to Spotify. “Based on the feedback over the last several weeks, it’s become clear to me that we have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time,” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement Sunday announcing the move. “This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days. To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform.” Meanwhile, Rogan for the first time responded to Young and others removing their music in a video post to his Instagram page. “I’m very sorry that they feel that way. I most certainly don’t want that,” he said in the video. “I want to thank Spotify for being so supportive during this time and I’m very sorry that this is happening to them and that they’re taking so much heat from it.” “I’m not trying to promote misinformation, I’m not trying to be controversial,” he added. “I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than to just talk to people.” Rogan also said he’s supportive of Spotify adding content advisories to programs that talk about COVID-19 and vaccines.
*******Makes you wonder about the people who are complaining… have they actually LISTENED to these podcasts??
****Ironically, Neil Young played on a record called “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. It was all about FREEDOM OF SPEECH for people with unpopular ideas.. many of which turned out to be true. But, times change…
****Who do you trust to talk about the vaccines?? The guy who invented them, Robert Malone, or Neil Young? As far as we know, Neil has no medical patents!!
UPDATE: TMZ is gloating that Rogan APOLOGIZED.. (he really didn’t) STORY HERE
*******There’s been a whole lot of “misinformation” in the last two years.. and most of it was NOT on the Joe Rogan show!
Sean Penn doubled down on comments he made about masculinity in American men during a recent interview in which he blamed “cowardly genes” for men “putting on a skirt.” The comments came after he spoke out about American culture in an interview with a newspaper in which he explained that he feels men in the country are being feminized. “I am in the club that believes that men in American culture have become wildly feminized,” he said. in an interview with the U.K’s i News. “I don’t think that being a brute or having insensitivity or disrespect for women is anything to do with masculinity, or ever did. But I don’t think that [in order] to be fair to women, we should become them.” In an interview with The Independent, Penn was asked to clarify those remarks. In his response, he further stated that he believes that men in the U.S. are finding it either fashionable or empowering to adopt feminine traits. “I think that men have, in my view, become quite feminized,” he stated. “I have these very strong women in my life who do not take masculinity as a sign of oppression toward them. There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt.”
*****This is what happens when you live long enough.. the idiocy of the world becomes very annoying!!
******Sean’s really changed!! Did he get in the head by a brick??
******Of course, wearing a skirt or a kilt lets your “boys” hang loose.. and could leader to higher testosterone counts!!
******We were so upset when he said this, we dropped our estrogen pill!!!
It appears Nick Cannon may be expecting another child, as he hosted a gender reveal party with Johnny Manziel’s ex, Bre Tiesi, in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday. Pics from the party show Cannon and a pregnant Tiesi, 30, gathered together with a small group of friends and surrounded by pink and blue balloons. Tiesi – who recently finalized her divorce from Manziel – was photographed cradling her baby bump in a white bodycon dress with towering stilettos. Photos from the event also show guests popping open confetti cannons, which shot blue confetti into the air to reveal Tiesi is expecting a baby boy. This will mark the first child for Tiesi. The party pics come months after Cannon revealed he had gone celibate following the advice of his therapist. He welcomed four children with three different women in under a year, telling “Drink Champs” hosts DJ EFN and N.O.R.E. in October that he was “going to see if [he] could make it to 2022.”
*******You can’t stop a Cannon with a condom!!!
******We just did the math.. he didn’t make it to 2022!!!
******The sex is great, but having that many baby mamas doesn’t sound like too much fun!!
Alec Baldwin settled with a man who sued the actor for allegedly beating him up during a fight over a parking spot three years ago. Wojciech Cieszkowski brought the 2019 case for assault and slander, claiming that the enraged “30 Rock” star punched him in the jaw and shoved him during the spat the year before. Cieszkowski unwittingly took a parking spot Baldwin was waiting for outside his East 10th Street apartment. Alec countersued for defamation, claiming that Cieszkowski lied about getting socked when Baldwin merely “lightly pushed” him in the melee. Both claimed surveillance video of the incident proved their interpretation of events. On Monday, the pair notified a judge in the Manhattan Supreme Court case that they settled their claims against each other. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Alec Baldwin and Wojciech Cieszkowski have agreed to resolve all litigation concerning the incident that occurred between them on November 2, 2018,” their lawyers said in a joint statement. “The terms of the resolution are private and confidential. Neither party will have any further comment.
*******He gave him a t-shirt that says, “I got bitch-slapped by Alec Baldwin!!” A lot of people have those shirts!!
*******Wherever Alec goes, bad things happen!!!
******He had to get this out of the way.. ’cause he has bigger problems right now!!
Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman are going their separate ways after eight years together. She announced the news at the top of the 10 a.m. hour of Monday’s show. “I wanted to address something that, I think a few of you maybe noticed. People have written in and asked why I wasn’t wearing my engagement ring,” Kotb began. “Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holiday and we decided that we’re better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple.” She continued, “So we decided that we are going to start this new year and begin it kind of on a new path as loving parents to our adorable, delightful children and friends.” They started dating in 2013 and share two adopted children: Hayley Joy, 4, and Hope Catherine, 2. The financier proposed to Kotb in 2019, but their wedding plans were put on hold due to COVID-19. “It’s not like something happened,” Kotb stressed. “They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime and I feel like ours was meant to be there for a season.” Kotb also called Schiffman a “great guy” and a “very kind and loving person.” “I feel privileged to have spent eight years with him,” she said. “We’re both good, we’re both going on our way, and we’ll be good parents to those lovely kids.”
*********She only said “yes” because she wanted to finally have a complete last name!!
*******Now she’s gonna have to “buy a vowel!!”
*******He’s Jewish.. she’s Egyptian… so this is kind of a “mini-Exodus!!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Streisand Has Sex on Her Brain! – (National Enquirer)
Boastful Barbra Streisand wants everyone to know she’s too sexy for her shirt – even as she’s pushing 80!! A journalist pal reveals the “Woman in Love” diva, who’ll celebrate 80 years on the planet in April, personally called him to go over the story on her, line by line – and demanded to know why he didn’t portray her as sexier!! “I told her I had Jon Peters commenting about her ass,” says the scribbler, who’d interviewed the music icon’s former beau. She told me that was nice, but I, as the writer, should have said she was sexier. I told her when people asked me about her and what she was really like, I used the one-word answer: “f**kable.” She loved that and told me I should have used that in the story!”
Wild Fox Naps On Sofa
Teachers at a London school arrived at the building to find a wild fox had made itself comfortable and was taking a nap on a staff room sofa. A biology teacher at St. Richard Reynolds Catholic College, in the Twickenham area of West London, posted a photo to Twitter showing the fox sleeping on a couch in the biology department staff room Thursday morning. The teacher, who uses the name Miss McIntosh on the microblogging site, said she and her colleagues locked the door to the staff room and contacted the RSPCA for help. McIntosh said the building’s alarms hadn’t been triggered, so teachers theorized the animal might have come in when support workers unlocked the school in the early morning. See the pic HERE.
**********The fox was in the biology department?? Good time to treat the kids to a dissection!!
*******What Does the Fox Say?? Listen for yourself!!!
Prison Mashed Potato Fight
Two female inmates at a German prison have been served a hefty fine for a brawl that began with a food fight. German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that the cellmates at a prison in Augsburg began throwing mashed potato at each other following a disagreement. Then one woman threw her entire plate at the other, who responded in kind. The situation then escalated into a brawl in which both inmates were injured, dpa reported. A court in the southern town of Augsburg sentenced one defendant to pay a fine of 2,700 euros ($3,045) while the other received a fine of 1,800 euros ($2,030). If they fail to pay, the women can spend another 180 or 120 days behind bars, respectively.
******Criminals have very poor impulse control!!
******That’s an “assault with a deadly root plant!!!”
Gov. Uses His Dog To Insult Bette Midler
Gov. Jim Justice has a message for singer and actress Bette Midler, who called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out” in a tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. He ended his televised State of the State address Thursday night by lifting up his English bulldog and flashing its rear end to the cameras and crowd. “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie,” Justice said, grinning as people applauded and some gave him a standing ovation. Justice had spent more than an hour touting the state’s accomplishments, including two recently announced economic development projects. “Absolutely too many people doubted us,” he said. “They never believed in West Virginia. … They told every bad joke in the world about us.” Midler shot back in a tweet with a ranking of states from an unnamed source showing West Virginia near the bottom in health care, education and the economy. Said Midler, the dog’s heinie would make a better governor, though she used a stronger word than that.
********Before she starts ranking on West Virginia, she should take a look at where New York and California rank!!
******It’s not like Bette never kissed anyone’s ass before!!!
Tesla Driver Watches Porn While Stuck In Traffic
A man was surprised to see a driver in front of him watching porn on the large console screen of the car in front. Dan Kitchener was stuck in a stop and start traffic jam in south London, during morning rush hour. The driver of the Tesla S appeared to be flicking through explicit clips on the screen at 8.15am. Dan said: ‘It was slow moving traffic. ‘It was literally stopping and starting, a maximum of about 5mph in short bursts. ‘It appeared at first that the Tesla driver was looking through a catalogue or similar. ‘I briefly thought to myself “Well that’s naughty while he’s driving”. ‘As we moved along I could see him clicking on images and zooming in and did a double take and realized he was zooming in on completely naked pictures of women.
**********He was getting a little behind in his work!!
*******And he was steering with NO HANDS!!!
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A LIST FOR TUESDAY
7 Happiness Hacks You Can Do On A Commute
Focus on your favorite song.
Studies have shown that happy music is aligned with mindfulness meditation, which can improve your mood and increase your awareness.
“Listen to one of your favorite songs over and over again, focusing on a different layer each time, such as the solo, harmonies, guitar, bass, and so on,” said Dr. Chandan Khandai, an assistant professor of psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “Not only will your favorite song bring a lot of joy, it will also cultivate mindfulness as you listen to a particular part and filter out the others.”
Smell a calming scent.
If there’s a scent that appeals to you and brings you a lot of joy, smell it before you head out the door. It could mean applying a citrus-scented lotion or playing with a lavender-scented putty.
“Research has shown that aromatherapy may be beneficial for your mental health. Lavender and mint are two popular essential oils that may calm you down and boost your mood,” Gold said.
Take a few deep breaths.
When we feel extremely stressed or anxious, our body goes into a “fight or flight” aka “survival mode.” In this mode, you may start breathing faster and experiencing tension in your body.
“Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system response in our bodies, which brings us out of the ’fight or flight’ feeling, and into a more calm, ‘rest and digest’ type of feeling,” said Kate Rosenblatt, the senior clinical manager at Talkspace. “You can try this by taking three deep breaths, inhaling for four seconds, and exhaling for eight seconds.”
Pairing this practice with a part of your commute, such as getting on the bus or turning on your car, will make it easier to stick to, Rosenblatt said.
Catch up with a loved one offline.
Even though you may have a lot on your plate, prioritize conversations with people who bring you joy and happiness.
“Call a friend, family member, or neighbor on the way to or from work. Catching up with people we love can make us feel supported and nurtured, which improves our mental health,” Gold said.
Visualize expressing yourself creatively.
Creative expression, through mediums such as art or music, can help you understand how you are feeling, work through difficult emotions and build healthy coping mechanisms.
Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you can still enjoy this hack and derive happiness from it, said Dr. Neha Chaudhary, the chief medical officer of BeMe Health.
“Try thinking about what you’d write, draw or take a photo of at this moment if you could,” Chaudhary said. “Visualizing ways in which to channel creative energy can leave you feeling focused and boost your mood pretty quickly, even if you’re not actually making something then and there.”
Listen to your favorite podcast.
Listening to a podcast or creator that makes you laugh may help you feel happier, Gold said.
“If you don’t have a favorite podcast yet, you may want to listen to one that isn’t work-focused or news-focused as those can be stressful,” she said.
Mental health podcasts may be helpful as they provide coping mechanisms to help ease stress and anxiety. Try to seek out a podcast from a source you trust, like a therapist or psychiatrist.
Prioritize a splurge.
If you’re able to, change up your commute a little to give yourself a little reward. Maybe it means grabbing an indulgent latte before you head into the office or driving the scenic route to enjoy the beauty of nature on your way to an appointment.
“Finding a small item of joy can be anywhere we find meaning. We just need to practice intentionally weaving it in,” Rosenblatt said. She recommends giving yourself these treats continuously so you’ll have something to look forward to that’ll make you happy.
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